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woman to be execute in virginia in nearly a century. we're going to have the details of this controversial case. >>> wolf blitzer is off today, i'm suzanne malveaux. and you're "in the situation room." >>> president obama's controversial education policy has suffered a blow right here in his own back yard. in tuesday's primary, democrats in washington ousted incumbent mayor adrian fenty in the wake of a series of controversial reforms. that's not the only issue that the city is struggling with. talked about that. more with the city council and the new democratic nominee, vince gray. >>> thank you so much for being here in the situation room. first of all, congratulations on your win. obviously, you have a general election but in a predominantly democratic city like washington it's very likely you'll be the next mayor. take a look at this city at what we're dealing with. unemployment, more than 10% in some areas. much, much higher than that. and hiv positive rate, the high nest the country. we've got poverty. what is your first priority in terms of what you need to do
company in northern virginia, not on the steps of the u.s. capitol. the gop blueprint for reclaiming control of the house tries to seize on the anti-establishment mood in the country. top priorities include tax cuts, spending cuts, limits on the size -- limits on the growth of entitlements and a vow to reverse, repeal president obama's health care reforms. our senior congress correspondent, database nah bash, had the a chance to speak exclusively with a pointman for the pledge, republican house leader, john boehner. how did that go, dana? >> very interesting what john boehner and his republican colleagues tried to do today, wolf with this 45-page glossy document is give voters not just a reason to vote against the democrats who are in charge but a reason to vote for republicans. and there were some new specifics a few in here about new mechanisms to achieve their goals of cutting spending and reforming the way congress works, but a lot of what is in here are broad ideas that we have heard before, so, i tried to press the man who says he wants to be speaker on specifics. and i started
of the capitol but in a hardware store in northern virginia. it's by design emphasizing the issue, jobs and the economy. >> what do we know about what's going to be in their agenda? >> five major themes. the five major themes are going to be jobs, spending, health care, national security, and reform of congress itself. specifics on these things are not holding them close to the vest so far. but the economy is definitely going to be the top issue. there's no kquestion about that. and it's interesting that there's a not, we're told, from gop sources to tea party issues. no it just a promise to repeal the health care bill, but a legislation and scrutinize legislation to make sure it's constitutional. another nod to the dominance of the economy. we're told not to expect much by the way of social issues in this republican ape general da, abortion and gay rights and things like that. >> they're going to avoid that. why is it so important to the republicans right now to be unveiling this new agenda. >> republican strategists, we talked to them for months and months. they understood that the mi
's interesting, you know, it's the same thing that happened to green in west virginia where popular governor is now finding to be a tough fight in a state where barack obama is not popular. in florida, you get a cross fire. >> we're going to invite all three of them to join us in the situation room between now and november 2. we're going to invite all of the senate candidates to join us. because the voters have a right to take a look at these candidates. so thanks very much, david, for that. >>> by the way, we have more poll numbers coming in on key battle ground states in california, in illinois, and alaska. this new cnn/"time" magazine poll, stand by, we'll share those numbers. some will, in fact, surprise you. >>> up next, we eerl going 're update you on the horrific bus crash in washington, d.c. people are trapped right now. we have a producer on the scene. then, major victory for emergency workers on the scene in the harrowing moments after the 9/11 terror attacks. new information coming in from capitol hill. >>> we've been following this bus crash outside of washington, d.c. in bethesd
group in a home in northern virginia right outside washington, d.c. he complained that his administration is in a wrestling match with republicans over a tax break for the wealthiest americans. let's bring in our senior white house correspondent, ed henry, and theio senior political analyst, gloria borger. for pryou. the president was low key today as he has been for the last couple of days. what's going on? >> they have john boehner back in a corner with some of the president's fiery speees last week on the tr this time he was in a smaller group in a back yard. maybe he didn't need to throw out as much red meat. but they feel good inside the white house for a first time in a long time. they feel they're in offense after playing so much defense. that's all because of what happened. if you play out over the last few days, friday's white house news conference, the president really underlini the message that the republicans should not hold the le class hostage by demanding that you also extend the tax cuts for the rich. at the same time you do them for the middle class. 48 hou
. >> reporter: in west virginia's rural first district, this republican ad never even mentions the democratic opponent. >> -- had enough of record job loss, enough of barack obama and nancy pelosi? enough of the attacks on west virginia jobs? if you've had enough, david mckinley for congress. >> of course this is a total role reversal from 2006 and 2008 because then it was a referendum on president bush and the war in iraq. now it's a referendum on president obama, democratic leaders, and the economy. you are seeing democrats are doing and republicans are doing what the opposite party did just a few years ago. >> it was fascinating when you brought up the point that he never even mentioned his opponent in that ad. it was just obama and pelosi. the president today talked about policies that move us forward. is anybody talking about that, the democrats? >> this is what's interesting. this is what evan tracy pointed out. the health care bill, for instance, has been so difficult for democrats to sell and most of them are not talking about it. they're not talking about it in ads for sure. and so w
of a virginia woman to halt an execution. theresa lewis has pleaded guilty to her part of the murders of her husband and stepson in their home. but lewis and her lawyers argue thae shoo has an iq that is borderline retarded and could not commit the crime alone. but it was denied and the death by lethal injection should continue saturday night. >>> and the final vote for "don't ask, don't tell" is four short of the 60 votes needed to overcome republican opposition. the democrats are accusing the gop of stalling on the defense bill while democrats are saying they are using this bill to force through provisions like "don't ask, don't tell." >>> a group of scientists are warning against building highways through the serengeti, and they say that the proposed road would cause disaster and disrupt the migration of thousands of zebras and wild beasts and the president has said he is a conservation ally and he won't allow something to be built to ruin the ecosystem. >>> finally, bedbugs are popping up all over the country, and experts are gathering to attend a bedbug summit outside of chicago. on dis
the elections? virginia write, depends on how smart or stupid people are. if they're smart, the increase in poverty levels will create a corresponding increase of votes for the democrats. why anyone poor would vote republican is beyond me. missy writes it doesn't matter if democrats are at fault or not, they're the party in power. the nation looks to them for solutions. when they fail to address the very real problems this country has they deserve all the blame that is heaped upon them. joe writes, hard to say how it will affect the elections. it does indicate how effective the emfa service preventing the transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor has been. the rich are assuccumulating al the wealth. mike writes, the only group people can turn to if they are fed up with the status quo is the tea party. it's very possible people are voting for the tea party candidates simply out of frustration, not knowing what the group really stands for. she writes from arizona, it will probably be bad for the democrats as there are so many voters out there with short-term memory loss who don't rememb
and freeze it for two years and see what happens. joe in virginia writes, like it or not the wealthy create jobs and reduce their buying an investing power and the economy will suffer. it is popular to talk about soaking the fat cats, but the reality is that $250,000 a year while nice is not rich. wait a while, and let the economy improve and then balance up the tax situation. vick writes from new jersey, i work on wall street and i live in new jersey. i can tell you all about the salary exscesses of those executives. out in new jersey are former farms taken up by mansions of those guys and streets laden with porches and ferraris and the more pedestrian bmws and do i think they need a tax break? hell no. earl says now is not the time to increase taxes on anyone but i do believe it is time to stop the runaway spending. and julie says, i don't think of it as raising taxes on the wealthy, but readjusting to make it fair. and it seems like this is a good which to do it. larry writes, it is a bad idea to raise taxes on anyone with an economy as weak as this. it is only a ploy to appease and purc
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